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Principal Data Engineer
  • Python
  • Spark
  • SQL
  • Java
  • ETL
  • Hadoop
  • Apache Spark
  • Spring
  • Scala
  • Kafka
  • Business Intelligence
CDK Global
Seattle, WA 98104
146 days ago

Requisition: #44003

Location: Seattle, WA

Accelerate Your Career

Stability meets Agility.

CDK Global is one of the largest technology providers to the automotive industry, with more than 26,000 dealer sites in over 100 countries and nearly 9,000 employees worldwide. We are hiring to support your growth and ours. GreenLight Your Career.

At CDK Global, we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. Inspiring innovation is a core value at CDK.

To succeed, we invest in technologies, programs and our people to continually improve the way we help our clients run their businesses. If success motivates you, you belong here at CDK.

We are looking for a Principal Data Engineer to lead the design, architecture, and build of our next generation data platform for our growing Digital Advertising & Marketing Platform products. Our Digital Advertising & Marketing Platform offering is changing the Automotive landscape through our broad set of highly specialized and targeted consumer offerings. Our data platform is at the heart of our digital ecosystem, empowering specialization and personalization for consumers.

This position is a rewarding opportunity to express your creativity, work with intelligent, innovative people, and have your work touch millions of consumers. You will have the ability to work on cutting edge technologies within a variety of tech stacks. You will be doing continuous deliveries and will see your work come to life very quickly! Our teams are self-driven which allows them to determine their own destiny. (Yes, you will actually have the ability to chart how you want to solve the problems!).


  • Lead the construction and maintenance of an automated, scalable, resilient, and self-healing data platform.

  • End to end ownership of ETL data pipelines, from ingestion of data to consumption by business intelligence and advanced analytics teams.

  • Design and build automated, self-service data capabilities, freeing teams to focus on customer features and analysis.

  • Evolve existing tools and framework to support new scalability requirements as well new functionality needed.

  • Identify and drive new solutions to enhance the development cycle to increase development productivity.

  • Mentor and lead peer developers in adopting best practices craftsmanship.

  • Work with product owners to identify and mature upcoming business needs and develop technical backlog to answer those needs in a timely manner.

  • Work with the team to identify and resolve technical debt to improve the team’s throughput.

  • Challenge yourself to learn and grow.


  • Strong communication skills.

  • Exceptional expertise of system design and application architecture for data platforms.

  • Exceptional track record of designing and implementing highly scalable, distributed application systems.

  • Experience with Data Management and Data Governance processes and standards.

  • 8+ years experience building data pipelines.

  • 8+ years experience programming in Python or Java.

  • Extensive knowledge in fine tuning SQL, understanding optimizers, and execution plans.

  • Extensive experience architecting complex data models to handle millions of transactions.

  • Experience in application design and Implementation using agile practices & TDD.

  • Experience leveraging open source data infrastructure projects, such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Flink, Samza, Avro, Parquet, Hadoop, Hive, HBase.

  • Experience with Google Analytics, Kubernetes, Java Spring, Apache Airflow, or Snowflake is a plus.

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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